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Band of the Hand (1986)

Juvenile lost causes are reformed by a war veteran using survival tactics.

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Cast

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Joe
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Ruben
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Nikki
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J.L.
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Carlos (as Daniele Quinn)
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Moss (as Leon Robinson)
Al Shannon ...
Dorcey
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Aldo
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Tito
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Cream (as Larry Fishburne)
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Nestor
Tony Bolano ...
Felix
Frank Gilbert ...
Antoine
Erla Julmiste ...
Celeste
Deborah King ...
Yvette
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Storyline

In an attempt of resocialisation, five hopeless juvenile criminals are sent away from prison into the Everglades for a survival training under the Indian Joe. When this is successful, they move back to Miami. However this offends the former illegal inhabitants of their house, all loyal customers of drug baron Cream. The conflict leads to armed fights. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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They're back on the mean streets. But this time, they're the good guys.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

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5 utan nåd  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,865,912 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nestor (James Remar)'s extravagant lifestyle is supported by the underbelly of Miami Beach life. Executive producer 'Michael Mann' said,: "The cocaine dealers are anything but small-time but our heroes, the kids, and their life is what 'Band of the Hand' is about . . . their life on the skids. It's flamboyant and full of color but it's not $4-million estates on islands in the Bay. That's not their life, The milieu of 'Band of the Hand' is a sub-strata of the street life, what's happening underneath the rock, below the pavement". See more »

Goofs

Nikki fires two rapid-fire shots from a pump shotgun without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Joe: One sharp knife can feed you, clothe you, keep you warm and dry.
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Connections

References The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Band of the Hand
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan with "The Heartbreakers": Mike Campbell, Howie Epstein,
Stan Lynch, Benmont Tench
Produced by Tom Petty
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One of the coolest movie's I saw as a child
28 January 2000 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid, I used to watch BAND OF THE HAND all the time because it always came on HBO. I know it's a cheesie movie, but there's something about it that makes it cool. Is it the fact that Bob Dylan sings the theme song? Is it future star Laurence Fishburne in an embarrassing pre-fame role as a drug lord? Or is it the cool shootout's on the playground and the drug factory? Whatever the case, it's a neat nostalgic piece from the Reagan-era anti-drug Zeitgeist, and it just equals cool.


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